Spiritual Successor to the Microprose Classic “Red Storm Rising”.
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June 21

US Ships & More Playable Submarines Added

It has been a month since the massive South China Sea update was added and new content continues to be added to Cold Waters.

US Navy Ships
Two ships of the United States Navy have been added, the Belknap class guided missile cruiser and the Knox class frigate along with the Seasprite helicopter to provide air support.



More Player Submarines
To give these US assets someone to tangle with you can now play the Soviet Charlie I, Alfa and November as well as the PLAN Han classes.

Quick Mission Editor
Jump into the Quick Mission Editor to create skirmishes with the submarines, ships and aircraft you want to face off against. Play in the North Atlantic/Norwegian Sea theatre or the South China Sea/Pacific theatre as US, Soviet or Chinese nuclear submarines.



Medals for Soviet Navy and PLAN
Medals for the Soviet navy and Peoples Liberation Army Navy have been added to help the modding community create full campaigns featuring the new official playable submarines as well as numerous additional ones they've already added to the game through mods.



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May 15

South China Sea Major Update

It is nearly a year since Cold Waters was released and in that time we've made continuous updates, improvements and added additional content, all to the base game and all for FREE!

https://youtu.be/ZaFHsyWEhyo

What's New Trailer
Check out the "What's New" trailer above to see highlights of these major additions since release which include;

South China Sea Campaign
An all new campaign takes you to the warm waters of the Pacific where you'll take on the People's Liberation Army Navy of China in an attempt to maintain naval control and bring stability to the region.



New Player Submarines
By popular demand, the formidable Seawolf class is now playable along with the Los Angeles Flight 2 and Flight 3.

Crew Voices
Adding to the tension, immersion and putting you firmly in command, your crew now call out warnings, updates and verify orders you've given.

Point and Click Controls
We got a lot of feedback about the controls and listened to what players wanted, namely a full point and click interface with tool tips to command your submarine. So we added it (and made it fully modifiable to build the user interface you want).

Neutral Shipping
Not every contact is a target anymore! Fishing trawlers, container ships, tankers and whales roam the ocean making it crucial to correctly identify your targets before firing on them.

Improved Terrain, Cities and Air Bases
The terrain system has been completely overhauled to improve performance and visual quality. In addition, urban areas, cities, all new port facilities and air bases have been added, many of which may well be targets for your land strike missions.



Ship Recognition Manual
Can't remember the difference between a Kanin and a Kashin, or a Luda and a Luhu? You won't have to with the in-combat ship recognition manual, a comprehensive encyclopedia of the various ships and submarines outlining their capabilities, sensors and weapon systems.

New Vessels, Aircraft and Weapons
Over 35 new vessels, mostly comprising the People's Liberation Army Navy as well neutral shipping, have been added in conjunction with new weapon systems and aircraft to support them.



Vertical Launching Systems
Available on the Los Angeles Flight 2 and 3, these batteries of missiles let you stock up on additional anti-ship or anti-land missiles which can be fired in rapid volleys.

Oil Rigs
Similar to neutral shipping, oil rigs are also dotted about the oilfields of the North Sea and South China Sea.

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About This Game

After tracking a Soviet landing force bound for Iceland it is time to plan your attack. Do you silently close in to torpedo the landing ships and escape during the resulting chaos? Or strike with long-range missiles but risk counterattack from the enemy escorts? Have you detected them all, could another submarine be out there listening for you? Has the hunter become the hunted? Will you survive the Cold Waters?

Inspired by the 1988 classic “Red Storm Rising”, command a nuclear submarine in a desperate attempt to prevent “mutually assured destruction” when the Cold War gets hot and WWIII begins.

You will be tasked with intercepting convoys, amphibious landings, insertion missions and battling it out with enemy warships, submarines and aircraft. Thankfully, an arsenal of wire-guided torpedoes, anti-ship and cruise missiles and the occasional SEAL team are on board to keep the Iron Curtain at bay.

Major Features:
- Real-time naval combat
- Over 40 classes of ships and submarines all meticulously researched
- Dynamic Campaign where your performance matters
- Realistic sonar model
- Authentic Soviet combat tactics

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Intel Atom
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Version 10.6.3
    • Processor: 1.6GHz (Dual Core) Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 Capable Graphics Card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Version 10.6.3
    • Processor: 2.2GHz (Quad Core) Intel CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 Capable Graphics Card
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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